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The Denver chapter of AORN, or DAORN as its members refer to it, is about 700 members strong, encompassing the Denver metro area and stretching as far as Colorado Springs, Vail, and Fort Collins. Its purpose is to unite registered nurses to promote the highest professional standards of perioperative nursing practice for the patient before, during, and after operative and other invasive procedures. DAORN offers a sense of community as well as personal and professional benefits through networking, social events, and continuing education.


What's New?

With the publics’ support, these license plates will result in increased awareness and recognition of nurses in Colorado. Money raised from the sale of license plates will allow several non-profits to provide nursing scholarships for underrepresented populations via the Colorado Council of Black Nurses, Inc., Hispanic Nurses Association, Philippine Nurses Association of Colorado and the Colorado Nurses Foundation Jennifer Allen-Thomas Scholarship. The plate was designed by artist Melanie Simonet, who provided her services at no charge as a gift to nursing in Colorado.

For a $50.00 donation to the Colorado Nurses Foundation, you will receive a certificate to take to the DMV. The certificate will allow you to purchase the plates. Simply complete the form on the Colorado Nurses Foundation website  and enter your payment information. You will receive an email to print and take to the DMV to obtain your Nurses Change Lives license plate.

President's Message

I am honored to serve as the DAORN Chapter President for the term starting this June of 2023. I am especially proud to be a part of an organization of fellow members passionate about promoting and maintaining a culture of safety in the perioperative setting through life learning, activism, and patient advocacy.

My commitment and goals to the membership are as follows:

  1. Be TRANSPARENT through organized events and planned events so you can attend.
  2. Provide opportunities for CONNECTIONS by bringing educational events to local facilities throughout the Denver metro area and with the creation of DAORN Connections. DAORN Connections are planned community events throughout the year that focus on having fun and networking with like-minded people to help you build your career goals.
  3. Educate the membership on the VALUE AORN and DAORN membership can offer you personally, professionally, and as a national/ community resource.
  4. Increase member participation through tactics of creativity, engagement, and personalization.

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Did You Know?

You’ve made it here – to our fabulous website! If you are looking to become a member of DAORN, this is how you go about it: If you are not already an AORN member, join AORN and select the Denver chapter (0601) in the membership application. If you are already an AORN member and would like to change or add chapters, please contact AORN Experience Services at (800) 755-2676 or We look forward to meeting you!